SANTA CLARA – As the 49ers’ annual trip to Seattle approaches, they returned to the practice field Wednesday and tried moving past their season-opening loss to Carolina. Here are the top three things we learned:
San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Brian Hoyer (2) sits on the field after being sacked against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter of their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
1. Quarterback pressure: Neither the 49ers nor Seattle Seahawks scored a touchdown in their respective, season-opening losses. Taking the brunt of the blame: Their offensive lines.
But because neither team’s line will instantly improve by Sunday when the Seahawks host the 49ers, the onus is on their quarterbacks to avoid trouble.
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That’s nothing new to Seattle’s Russell Wilson, who’s parlayed magical escapes from the pocket into a 6-0 record against the 49ers at CenturyLink Field.
“For him, it’s interesting,” 49ers safety Eric Reid said. “He does great passing the ball, but he really has his best plays when the play breaks down. You have a good …read more
Source:: East Bay – Sports